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Follow-up Care After Treating Liver Cancer

Continuing care for people with liver cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the treatments they have received.
 
Follow-up care is very important after surgery because the cancer can return in the liver or in another part of the body. People who have had liver cancer surgery may want to discuss the chance of recurrence with the doctor. Follow-up care may include:
 
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound tests
  • CT scans
  • Angiograms
  • Other tests.
 
For people who have had a liver transplant, the doctor will test how well the new liver is working. The doctor also will watch the person closely to make sure the new liver is not being rejected. People who have had a liver transplant may want to discuss with the doctor the type and schedule of follow-up tests that will be needed.
 
For people with advanced liver cancer, the healthcare team will focus on keeping the person as comfortable as possible. Medicines and other measures can help with digestion, reduce liver cancer pain, or relieve other symptoms.
 
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